Turkish Neurosurgery 2005 , Vol 15 , Num 3
Brain Metastasis From Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma: Case report and Literature Review
Yusuf İZCİ1, Engin GÖNÜL1, Doğa GÜRKANLAR1, Erol BOLU2
1Department of Neurosurgery
2Department of Endocrinology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara-Turkey
Brain metastasis is an uncommon and morbid complication of thyroid carcinoma, especially follicular carcinoma. Because of its rarity, management is still debated.

A 64-year-old woman presented with signs of blindness. After ophthalmological and radiological evaluations, A frontobasal mass lesion was detected. The lesion was removed and pathological examination revealed the diagnosis of follicular thyroid carcinoma metastasis. The patient also underwent thyroidectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy for follicular carcinoma.

This case shows that the follicular thyroid carcinoma may present with distant metastasis even if it is a rare occurence. Keywords : Follicular thyroid carcinoma, brain metastasis, surgery

Corresponding author : Yusuf İzci, yusufizci@yahoo.com